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Saudi employers involved in the maid torture incident arrested

Aug 30, 2010 6:37:29 AM - itnnews.lk

The Saudi couple who tortured the Sri Lankan housemaid in Saudi Arabia has been arrested.

Agency reports emanating from Saudi Arabia said that they were apprehended due to the pressure exerted by the Sri Lankan Government. The Sri Lankan Job Agency which had sent G.L.P.D. Ariyawathie as a housemaid to Saudi Arabia has been sealed. The Foreign Employment Bureau said that they work with the Saudi Government on diplomatic level.

Hospital sources said that Mrs. Ariyawathie who underwent surgery had 13 nails removed from her body. She is expected to be discharged from Hospital within two days as she has recovered.